Why curved Smartphones are the next big thing

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For years, Smartphones have been following the same standard form and shape: the rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display… but things are about to change.

Being a pioneer in improving user experience and offering a more human-centric approach, LG was naturally the first mover in introducing the vertically curved G-Flex Smarphone, which has been designed purposely to meet people’s everyday demand.

The curved screens help reduce the distance between one’s mouth to the microphone when the device is held against the ear. In addition the same curvature arc is optimized for the average face that helps amplify audio in and out when making calls and deliver improved voice and sound quality.

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In relation to human vision, landscape mode offers the user an immersive, cinematic experience as well as a comfortable viewing angle ideal for videos or gaming, and better ergonomics when making phone calls. The curve also helps cut down the amount of direct light coming at it when exposed under the sunlight.

The LG G Flex Boasts a 6-inch Real RGB P-OLED display and a self-healing back cover that eliminates those day-to-day scratches. The phone uses flexible OLED screen technology, and is only between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points. It weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p display.

Inside there’s a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery. It also includes a “swing lock screen” feature, which moves the wallpaper in response to tilting motion and produces different unlocking effects when the user touches different areas of the screen.